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  1. Dawid Malan hits century for Middlesex against Surrey at Lord's
  2. Jack Leaning's century helps Yorkshire to 421-7 against Lancashire
  3. Hampshire slump from 18-0 to 18-5 against Essex, but reach 91-7 at stumps
  4. Only 37 balls possible on day two between Somerset and Warwickshire
  5. Notts bowl out Glamorgan for 187 and have option of enforcing the follow-on

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By Paul Grunill and Ged Scott

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Dawid Malan
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Only two centuries on another rain-affected day in the County Championship, but both could be crucial in the context of the games in question.

Dawid Malan's unbeaten 103 has put Middlesex on course for a first-innings lead against Surrey at Lord's, while Jack Leaning's 118 not out in Yorkshire's 421-7 has raised the prospect of them pressing on for a declaration in the Roses match at Old Trafford.

The best bowling performance of the day came from Hampshire's Kyle Abbott, with five wickets against Essex, but he later found himself hanging on grimly to stumps with the bat after his side were reduced to 18-5 and then 34-7 in reply.

There should be some exciting action ahead on day three. So please join us from 10:30 BST.

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Close of play scores

Division One

Essex 360 v Hampshire 91-7

Yorkshire 421-7 v Lancashire

Surrey 313 v Middlesex 296-5

Warwickshire 124-3 v Somerset

Division Two

Derbyshire 200-6 v Worcestershire

Nottinghamshire 448 v Glamorgan 187

Leicestershire 129-2 v Kent

Surrey set for Lord's lead

Surrey 313 v Middlesex 296-5 (78 overs)

Middlesex complete a highly successful day just 17 runs behind Surrey's first-innings total, thanks to an unbroken sixth-wicket partnership of 92 between Dawid Malan and skipper James Franklin.

Malan reached stumps on 103 not out, with Franklin on 63, having faced only 67 balls, from which he hit two sixes and nine fours.

Buoyed by the early wicket of Kumar Sangakkara, who added only one to his overnight score before departing for 114, Middlesex picked up the last five Surrey wickets for 47 during the morning.

Stevie Eskinazi made 67 for the reigning champions, but it was not until Malan and Franklin came together at 204-5 that they began to get on top of the bowlers.

Close of play

Glamorgan 189 all out (62.3 overs) v Nottinghamshire

Lukas Carey holes out for 22 to give Brett Hutton a second wicket and Glamorgan are bowled out for 189 - a deficit of 261.

The hosts will almost certainly be invited to bat again by Nottinghamshire when they resume for day three tomorrow morning.

It has been another good day for the Division Two leaders who have already won their first three matches this season comprehensively, by 10 wickets against Leicestershire, nine wickets agaisnt Durham and by an innings against Sussex.

And Glamorgan will have to bat a lot better second time around to avoid the same happening to them.


Surrey 313 v Middlesex 294-5 (75 overs)

Middlesex batsman Dawid Malan completes his 18th first-class century with a boundary off Gareth Batty. It has taken him 169 balls and included 15 fours in total.

Essex on top at Chelmsford

Essex 360 v Hampshire 91-7 (29 overs)

Lewis McManus (30*) and Kyle Abbott (26*) survive the final 15 overs to stumps after a day of contrasting fortunes for Hampshire against Essex.

The visitors did well to take the last eight Essex wickets for 117 runs, with Abbott claiming 5-58, but not even the most optimistic home supporters could have expected what was to follow at the start of Hampshire's reply as they lost five wickets for no runs to go from 18-0 to 18-5.

Jamie Porter (3-17) and Matt Quinn (2-17) ran through the top order, and there were two wickets in an over from Ravi Bopara before McManus and Abbott halted the slump with an unbroken stand of 58.

There is still a long way to go on the third day, however, if they are to avoid the follow-on.

Hampshire pair dig in

Essex 360 v Hampshire 90-7 (26 overs)

Whatever demons Hampshire's top order thought were lurking in the pitch at Chelmsford as they slumped to 18-5, Lewis McManus and Kyle Abbott have proved that it was just an illusion. Together, they have added 56 in 12 runs with McManus 29 not out and Abbott on 26. There are three overs to go, but the visitors still face a major task in the morning to avoid the follow-on.

Still playing in Cardiff

Glamorgan 167-9 (57.1 overs) v Nottinghamshire

They were due to play right through until seven o'clock in Cardiff - but the scoreboard shows five more overs still to come. And, as the light is holding, they are indeed playing on.

Of course, the final Glamorgan wicket might curtail the innings slightly sooner.

Three wickets for Luke Fletcher, two for Stuart Broad so far.

Franklin races to half-century

Surrey 313 v Middlesex 268-5 (70 overs)

James Franklin
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Middlesex skipper James Franklin has batted really well since he came in, racing to a 43-ball half-century, which he completes with two successive sixes off Scott Borthwick, followed by a four to end the over, which cost 17 runs. Franklin (54*) and Dawid Malan (84*) have also posted a half-century partnership. With the light good, there are still another eight overs to be bowled.

Close of play at Old Trafford

Yorkshire 421-7 (139 overs) v Lancashire

Despite his hugely entertaining final half hour at Old Trafford, Yorkshire tail ender Jack Brooks walks off still six runs short of the rare honour of posting a maiden first-class century in a Roses Match.

Playing his first match of the season following a calf injury picked up in mid-March, Brooks is on 94, having hit seven four and six fours.

Partner Jack Leaning ends the day on 118 after a match-turning stand of 165 so far for the eighth-wicket - a Roses Match record.

Hants avoid unwanted record

Essex 360 v Hampshire 55-7 (21 overs)

Lewis McManus

Hampshire at least avoid the embarrassment of making their lowest score against Essex as Lewis McManus hits a boundary off Neil Wagner and adds two more runs from the final ball of the over to see them past the 54 all out made in 1931. Both McManus and Kyle Abbott are now in double figures, the first Hampshire batsmen to do so in this innings.

WICKET Donald (c sub b Fletcher) 53

Nottinghamshire 448 v Glamorgan 152-7 (50.1 overs)

Aneurin Donald posts his third half-century in three Championship games for Glamorgan, but is then superbly caught by sub Luke Wood on the mid-wicket boundary. Notts are many people's favourites to win promotion this season, and having won their first three games, they are already pressing hard at the Swalec for a fourth.

Brooks on fire at Old Trafford

Yorkshire 402-7 (135 overs) v Lancashire

Having beaten his previous career-best score of 53, Jack Brooks has suddenly teed off at Old Trafford, to help Yorkshire reach 400,

He has rapidly moved on to 82, with three fours and two sixes off spinners Liam Livingstone and Stephen Parry, at one point hitting 26 off seven deliveries. Jack Leaning is becalmed comparatively on 110, approaching his own career-best landmark of 123.

It is also now a Roses Match record for an eighth-wicket partnership - for either side.

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Bad light ends play at Leicester

Leicestershire 129-2 (47.3 overs) v Kent

Hopes of a 13-over mini-session to end the day are dashed as the light closes in at Grace Road. So, less than 50 overs have been bowled over the first two days of the game. Colin Ackermann (32*) and Mark Cosgrove (10*) are the not out batsmen after Darren Stevens and Matt Coles took a wicket each for Kent earlier in the day.

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WICKET Berg (c Wheater b Bopara) 2

Essex 360 v Hampshire 39-7 (14.3 overs)

Two wickets in five balls for Ravi Bopara as Gareth Berg goes in the same way as Sean Ervine earlier in the over. Having taken a five-for earlier in the day, Kyle Abbott now finds himself at the crease with his side struggling to reach stumps without being bowled out.

Essex all-rounder Ravi Bopara celebrates at Chelmsford
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WICKET Simpson (lbw Footitt) 11

Surrey 313 v Middlesex 204-5 (59.2 overs)

Left-arm paceman Mark Footitt has been expensive today, but there is his third wicket nonetheless as John Simpson is leg-before. The scoring rate has declined, with Dawid Malan (74*) and Simpson adding just 32 in 13.2 overs. Skipper James Franklin is the new Middlesex batsman.

100 - Yorkshire's Jack Leaning

Yorkshire 358-7 (129 overs) v Lancashire

Jack Leaning completes only his fourth first-class century - as well as bringing up the hundred partnership with Jack Brooks. A demoralising stand for the hosts that is now worth 108 off 31 overs.

And Brooks is now onto a career-best 56, beating his two best previous efforts, a 53 not out England Lions against South Africa A at Boland Park in January 2015 and a 53 for Northants against Gloucestershire in 2010.

50 - Yorkshire's Jack Brooks

Yorkshire 354-7 (128.3 overs) v Lancashire

For only the fourth time in his career, Jack Brooks has hit a first-class 50.

But this, in a Roses Match, has to be the most important.

His only other one for Yorkshire, a round 50, was at Lord's in the game in which they won the Championship in 2015.

But his 51 to date has taken 112 balls, just two short of a career-best. And his four fours and a six, in tandem with Jack Leaning, could prove vital.

WICKET Ervine (c Wheater b Bopara) 9

Essex 360 v Hampshire 32-6 (13.1 overs)

We spoke too soon (see 17:59 entry). Ravi Bopara enters the attack as first-change for Essex and his second delivery induces an edge from Sean Ervine, whose nine is the highest score so far by a Hampshire batsman.

In case you were wondering, Hampshire's lowest total against Essex is 54 at Southampton in 1931.

Hampshire try to rebuild

Essex 360 v Hampshire 26-5 (12 overs)

It's suddenly gone quiet at Chelmsford where Hampshire have survived five overs without losing a wicket after crumbling from 18-0 to 18-5. They have a long way to go, though, to get out of trouble, with Sean Ervine and Lewis McManus together in the middle.

Scoreboard at Chelmsford

Broad bags a brace in Cardiff

Glamorgan 126-6 (40 overs) v Nottinghamshire

Worse news for the hosts in Wales. England's Stuart Broad strikes twice in six balls as he first removes David Lloyd for 34, caught at second slip after wafting at a wide one outside off stump, then bowls Glamorgan wicket-keeper Chris Cooke.

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Malan on song at Lord's

Surrey 313 v Middlesex 194-4 (54 overs)

Dawid Malan collects boundaries from the first two deliveries of Stuart Meaker's 13th over as he moves into the 70s. Gareth Batty gives up only a single from the next, but there are, in theory, 23 more overs to come at Lord's, where Middlesex will still be hopeful of a decent first-innings lead.

White Rose blooming at Old Trafford

Yorkshire 349-7 (124 overs) v Lancashire

After spending most of the day in the pavilion.Yorkshire are suddenly piling on the runs at Old Trafford against a Lancashire attack deprived of the injured Jimmy Anderson.

Jack Leaning is close to a century on 94, Jack Brooks is nearing only his second 50 for Yorkshire and a hundred partnership is nigh too.

Re-start on way at Leicester

Leicestershire 120-2 (43 overs) v Kent

The umpires are hoping to make a 17:45 resumption at Grace Road with 13 overs left to bowl. With so much time already lost in the game, though, it is going to take some creative thinking to bring about any result other than a draw in this game.

WICKET Bailey (b Porter) 0

Essex 360 v Hampshire 18-5 (7.1 overs)

Jamie Porter
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Make that five wickets for no runs in 17 balls as Australian George Bailey is cleaned up offering no shot by Jamie Porter, who now has 3-8 from his first four overs. Bailey's stance is certainly unique, with his front leg pointing towards mid-on, but it certainly doesn't help his judgement on this occasion.

If Essex keep this up, Hampshire could find themselves starting their second innings before close of play.

Glamorgan in trouble in Cardiff

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Nottinghamshire continued to pile on the pressure against Glamorgan as they dismissed both South African international batsmen Colin Ingram and Jacques Rudolph shortly after tea.

Ingram drove Brett Hutton high to slip, where Steven Mullaney took a sharp catch, before the patient Rudolph edged Harry Gurney behind after scoring 25 in as many overs.

Notts then turned back to opening bowlers Stuart Broad and Luke Fletcher, after the young Welsh pair of Aneurin Donald and David Lloyd started to settle in the Cardiff sunshine.

Following a morning of drizzle, play looks likely to extend until 7 pm.

WICKET Rossouw (c Wagner b Quinn) 0

Essex 360 v Hampshire 18-4 (5.4 overs)

Damage limitation (see 17:21 entry) it definitely is now as Michael Carberry, on five, pads up to Matt Quinn, leaving the formality of an lbw decision, and Rilee Rossouw then departs for a first-ball duck as he gives a catch to mid-on. Quinn is on a hat-trick but is denied by Sean Ervine.

WICKET Vince (b Porter) 0

Essex 360 v Hampshire 18-2 (5 overs)

'Have their tails up' is an odd expression, but the tails of the Essex players - and Jamie Porter in particular - are certainly perpendicular after Hampshire's captain goes for a four-ball duck, losing his middle stump as he is bowled through the gate. Two wickets in five balls for pace bowler Porter and for the visitors, it may now be a case of damage limitation for the remainder of the day.

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Rained off for the day at Derby

Derbyshire 200-6 (63.1 overs) v Worcestershire

Play is finally called off after three quarters of the day's play is lost at Derby.

Just 23.1 overs were possible, during which Luis Reece added just one run to his overnight score to be out for 54, before Alex Hughes made 53 - his first County Championship half century of the season.

WICKET Dawson (c Wheater b Porter) 7

Essex 360 v Hampshire 18-1 (4.3 overs)

Hampshire suffer an early setback at Chelmsford as Liam Dawson pushes forward defensively, but edges a low catch to the keeper. Skipper James Vince is the next man in.

Jamie Porter
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WICKET Voges (c Borthwick b Meaker) 9

Surrey 313 v Middlesex 172-4 (46 overs)

Stuart Meaker collects an important wicket for Surrey as Adam Voges swishes at a full-length delivery and Scott Borthwick leaps athletically at slip to take a superb two-handed catch. John Simpson comes out to join Dawid Malan, who is on 54 not out.

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Fifty up for Malan

Surrey 313 v Middlesex 166-3 (44 overs)

Dawid Malan
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Dawid Malan picks up a boundary off Stuart Meaker to bring up an 85-ball half-century, his first in the Championship this season. Former Australia Test batsman Adam Voges is his new partner following the dismissal of Stevie Eskinazi and they trail by 167 with 34 overs still to go in the day.

Hampshire begin reply at Chelmsford

Essex 360 v Hampshire 2-0 (2.0 overs)

A good start by Essex's new-ball pair with only a leg-bye coming from Jamie Porter's opening over and Matt Quinn yielding a single to Hampshire opener Michael Carberry from his.

All over for the day at Taunton

Warwickshire 124-3 (39 overs) v Somerset

Almost a total wash-out at Taunton. Only 37 balls bowled all day. But still enough time for Jonathan Trott to go reach 50 for Warwickshire for the 123rd time.

Let's hope for better and brighter things on day three in Somerset.

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Two bonus points each at Old Trafford

Yorkshire 293-7 (110 overs) v Lancashire

It turned out to be a five-hour break from action in the end in the Roses Match after going off for rain at Old Trafford around 11:25 this morning, but Yorkshire are going well at the start of this 37-over final session.

Yorkshire's pair of Jacks, Leaning (76) and Brooks (13), have added 28 runs in eight overs since the restart.

Not enough to earn a third batting point by the 110-over cut-off mark. But solid enough to stop Lancashire getting another bowling point.

Jack Leaning
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Jack Leaning has gone past 50 for Yorkshire 14 times in first-class cricket

Hants end Essex innings

Essex 360 (132.4 overs) v Hampshire

The Essex innings finally comes to an end as left-arm spinner Liam Dawson has Matt Quinn leg-before for 15 to finish with 1-49 from 20.4 overs. Pick of the Hampshire attack was South African Kyle Abbott with 5-58, but the onus is now on their batsmen to make a solid start to their reply.

WICKET Eskinazi (c Foakes b Footitt) 67

Surrey 313 v Middlesex 150-3 (39.1 overs)

Stevie Eskinazi takes a single off Gareth Batty as he and Dawid Malan register a century partnership for the third wicket at Lord's. It proves to be his final scoring stroke, however, as Mark Footitt has him caught behind at the start of the next over. Footitt has been expensive, with 49 coming from his previous eight overs, but that's 18 Championship wickets for him now this summer.

WICKET Wagner (c Rossouw b Crane) 13

Essex 359-9 (131.3 overs) v Hampshire

Having hit Mason Crane for four from the final ball before a rain hold-up and tea interval, Essex's Matt Quinn does the same from the first delivery after the re-start.

The Hampshire leg-spinner finally claims his first wicket of the match, though, when Neil Wagner goes for a big hit and is caught on the boundary.

Long session in store at Lord's

Surrey 313 v Middlesex 131-2 (35 overs)

Planning to go out this evening? Think again.

Apparently there are 45 overs scheduled in the final session at Lord's. Based on the over-rate of most attacks, they could still be put there when it's time to put on pyjamas and make the cocoa.

That said, Surrey skipper Gareth Batty has now introduced his own off-spin. Maybe he has theatre tickets.

WICKET Ingram c Mullaney b Hutton 9

Glamorgan 47-2 (19.4 overs) v Nottinghamshire

Another Notts wicket, from only the fourth ball after tea, as Brett Hutton has Colin Ingram brilliantly caught by Steven Mullaney high above his head at second slip.

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